Is She His Wife? Or Something Singular. A Comic Burletta in one Act. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, 1877
16mo (119 x 80 mm.), second reprint (first American reprint), original green cloth decorated in black and lettered in gilt, preserved in crushed red morocco folding box
First edition of the first American reprint, following on from the very rare first English reprint of the late 1860s/early 1870s (see previous lot).
Eckel p.159; Gimbel B62
Courtenay F. Wilson, armorial bookplate
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